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Let's shake on it: Paine keen to continue new sporting act

Let's shake on it: Paine keen to continue new sporting act

Test skipper Tim Paine wants Australia to shake hands with their Pakistan opponents before play on day one of a Test.

  • by Jon Pierik

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Worth the punt: Mitch Marsh should be new vice-captain, says Ponting
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Worth the punt: Mitch Marsh should be new vice-captain, says Ponting

Mitch Marsh should be Australia's new Test vice-captain and lead the one-day international side, says Ricky Ponting.

  • by Jon Pierik
At last: Finch thought Test hopes had passed him by
Australia

At last: Finch thought Test hopes had passed him by

After 11 years of first-class cricket, Aaron Finch is on the verge of a Test call-up.

  • by Jon Pierik
Stuart Clark questions Peter Siddle's Test recall

Stuart Clark questions Peter Siddle's Test recall

When ex-Australian quick Stuart Clark read veteran Peter Siddle had earned a Test recall in the morning paper he "spat his cornflakes out".

Cook done, Australia cooked
Australia

Cook done, Australia cooked

Nine months out from the Ashes, the teams are in very different places.

  • by Greg Baum
New chapter: Dumped Maddinson ready to forge new path with Victoria
Australia

New chapter: Dumped Maddinson ready to forge new path with Victoria

Axed by the NSW Blues, Nic Maddinson is looking forward to finding touch with Victoria in the one-day domestic series.

  • by Jon Pierik
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Maxwell 'misled' by selectors after shock Test omission
Australia

Maxwell 'misled' by selectors after shock Test omission

But the all-rounder's hopes of a Test call-up may only be through the game's short forms because of scheduling conflicts.

  • by Jon Pierik
Test cricket is just fine, but could be even better

Test cricket is just fine, but could be even better

The longest form of cricket still has much to offer and its fall in popularity can be reversed by bringing it up to date.

  • by Paul Hayward
The text message that helped keep Siddle motivated
Australia

The text message that helped keep Siddle motivated

A supportive text message from new coach Justin Langer earlier this year gave recalled paceman Peter Siddle the belief his Test dream was still alive.

  • by Justin Chadwick
Vice-captaincy: Langer confident strong leaders are emerging
Australia

Vice-captaincy: Langer confident strong leaders are emerging

Cricket Australia has held off from naming a deputy for Tim Paine for the Test series against Pakistan.

  • by Jon Pierik
Finch and Siddle earn Test call-up to face Pakistan
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Australia

Finch and Siddle earn Test call-up to face Pakistan

The national selectors have chosen a 15-man squad, featuring five uncapped players, to face Pakistan in the UAE next month.

  • by Jon Pierik